The Magic Box

The Magic Box (1952)

A rich and deeply moving story of a man whose achievement opened up a new world, and of the two women whose love and sacrifices made it possible!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1952-01-01
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 20 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Festival Film Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work he was so good at. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.

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Camera Jack Cardiff Director of Photography
Production Ronald Neame Producer
Directing John Boulting Director
Writing Eric Ambler Screenplay
Editing Richard Best Editor
Camera George Minassian Camera Technician
Sound Herbert J. Bird Sound Mixer
Sound Harold V. King Sound Director
Camera Joan Bridge Other
Production John Redway Casting Director
Art John Bryan Production Design
Directing Cliff Owen Assistant Director
Sound Muir Mathieson Conductor
Costume & Make-Up Julia Squire Costume Designer
Production Bob McNaught Production Manager
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Assistant Camera
Crew R. Howard Cricks Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Nora Bentley Hairdresser
Writing Ray Allister Book
Art T. Hopewell Ash Art Direction
Directing Max Varnel Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Harold Fletcher Makeup Artist
Sound William Alwyn Original Music Composer